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Project by Shrub posted 02-16-2011 04:58 AM 1398 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poplar bodied birdhouse with a shingled roof made from 111 flattened Perrier bottle tops. The pictures turn out a little fuzzy.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia





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Paul

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 07:44 PM

This is a very cool idea! Did you nail them on or just glue? Is there a secret to flattening them or just hit them with a hammer?

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 09:01 PM

They were fastened with a pneumatic stapler. The soft aluminum caps flatten easily with a square hit from a dead blow hammer. Much easier to flatten over beer caps.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#3 posted 04-12-2011 04:58 PM

That is a great idea! I’m gonna use it. My daughter and I build birdhouses once and a while. She just asked what am I ever going to do with those bottle caps. Now I know. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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